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Sanitize Your Fruits and Vegetables

Updated on June 26, 2012
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Rinsing isn't Enough

I always heard, wash your produce before you eat them, because of pesticides and things, but I didn't realize that simply running water over them wouldn't do very much to get them clean. I discovered this method of washing fruits and vegetables, and decided to try it out. The results were incredible. As if the yucky water left in the sink wasn't enough to convince me, my produce actually lasted much longer. So here is how to REALLY clean your fruits and veggies:


Directions

  • Fill clean kitchen sink about halfway with warm water.
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar and mix in the produce.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse.
  • Enjoy wax free, pesticide free, fresh fruit!


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      summerstuff 5 years ago

      Thats awesome, I'll check it out!

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      wash5000 5 years ago from Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

      I will definitely try it and let you know the outcome. I have a hub posted regarding Community Supported Agriculture...in it there is a link to learn more and to find a local CSA near you. This is a convenient way to get locally-grown, organic produce at a fair cost. When you buy produce from a CSA, everyone benefits!

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      summerstuff 5 years ago

      It might because of the vinegar. Just try it and see. I'm jealous. I don't have a good farmers market near me so mine are de-bugged from the grocery store.

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      wash5000 5 years ago from Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

      I buy most of my fruits and vegetables from a certified-organic local farmer however, what I can't get from them I will wash this way going forward! Much more cost effective than buying the "veggie wash" in the stores. Nice! I wonder, does this method kill insects on the fruit and vegetables as well?